Jeroen Paul Thesseling
Jeroen Paul Thesseling
Jeroen Paul Thesseling, 2016
|Born||13 April 1971|
|Genres||Jazz Fusion, Death metal|
|Associated acts||Salazh Trio|
Thesseling began studying bass in 1988 at the ArtEZ School of Music in Enschede, Netherlands. During the period 1992-1994, he was a member of Pestilence, with whom he recorded the jazz/fusion-influenced album Spheres. In 1995 Jeroen started to study microtonality, which resulted in two pieces: Hafnium — study in 72-tone equal temperament (1999) — and Argon — study in 18-tone equal temperament (2000). The period following, Arabic microtonal and contemporary classical music inspired him to focus primarily on fretless bass. In 2005 he recorded with the studio group Ensemble Salazhar. Despite their highly acclaimed demo Colors the group never officially released recordings. Between 2007-2011, he collaborated with Obscura and recorded with them Cosmogenesis  (2009) and Omnivium  (2011). During the period 2009-2012 he rejoined Pestilence after a 15-year break  and recorded their sixth studio album Doctrine (2011). Since 2011 he plays fretless 7-string basses with a subcontra F#-tuning. Late 2014 Jeroen founded the jazz-fusion group Salazh Trio with Dutch former Ensemble Salazhar pianist Hans Grotenbreg  - and later on completed with legendary Cuban drummer/ percussionist Horacio Hernández. Their debut work Circulations was released in December 2017. Salazh Trio announced to work on a second studio album, named Saturations.
- Masterbuilt instruments (Jeroen plays Warwick Thumb NT basses since 1993)
- Warwick Thumb NT 7-string fretless ebony fingerboard (2017, custom shop)
- Warwick Thumb NT 7-string fretless snakewood fingerboard (2013, custom shop)
- Warwick Thumb NT 7-string fretless ebony fingerboard (2011, custom shop)
- Warwick LWA1000 + WCA 115 CE LW cab + WCA 115 CE LW cab (left)
- Warwick LWA1000 + WCA 115 CE LW cab + WCA 115 CE LW cab (right)
- Studio DI
- Aurora Audio GTQ2 MkIII
- Salazh Trio - Saturations (tba 2019)
- Salazh Trio - Circulations (2017)
- Obscura - Omnivium (2011)
- Pestilence - Doctrine (2011)
- MaYaN - Quarterpast (2011)
- Obscura - Cosmogenesis (2009)
- Pestilence - Spheres (1993)
- Pestilence - Presence of the Past (2015)
- Ensemble Salazhar - Colors (2008)
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- D'Auria, Jon (2018-04-04). "Jeroen Paul Thesseling and the Salazh Trio Reveal Debut Album". Bassplayer.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
- D'Auria, Jon (2018-07-03). "Jeroen Paul Thesseling and Salazh Trio Begin Working on Second Album 'Saturations' (tba 2019)". Bassplayer.com. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
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